Professor of Accountancy
PhD Freeman School of Business and Department of Economics
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Areas of Expertise:
Financial reporting, statement analysis, auditing, capital markets based research, overlap between corporate finance and financial accounting, mergers and acquisitions, and valuation.
"Asymmetric Valuation of Sustained Earnings Growth By Debt- and Equity Holders," (with John Elliott, and Doocheol Moon), Forthcoming, Review of Accounting Studies.
"Audit and Non-audit Fees and Capital Market Perceptions," (with Sanjay Kallapur and Doocheol Moon), Forthcoming, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.
"Recent trends in Audit and Non-Audit Fees," (with Robert Pawlewicz), Forthcoming, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory.
"The Effect of CEO Ownership on the Information Content of Reported Earnings," (with Doocheol Moon), Forthcoming, Review of Quantitative and Finance and Accounting.
"Equity Ownership Structure and Discretionary Investments," (with Doocheol Moon and Kishore Tandon), Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 34 (2005): 819-839.
"Pricing of Initial Audit Engagement," (with Steven Lustgarten), Contemporary Accounting Research 23, (Summer 2006): 333-368.
"Auditor Tenure and Perceptions of Audit Quality," (with Doocheol Moon), The Accounting Review 20 (April 2005): 585-612.
"Sustained Earnings and Revenue Growth, Earnings Quality, and Earnings Response Coefficients," (with Zhaoyang Gu and Prem C. Jain), Review of Accounting Studies 10 (March 2005): 33-57.
"Increasing Market Share as a Rationale For Corporate Acquisitions," Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 31 (January/March 2004): 209-247.
"Does Operating Performance Really Improve Following Corporate Acquisitions," Journal of Corporate Finance 7 (June 2001): 151-178.
"Financial Leverage Changes Associated with Corporate Mergers," (with Prem C. Jain), Journal of Corporate Finance 6 (December 2000): 377-402.
"Abnormal Returns and Expected Managerial Performance of Target Firms," (with Chi-Wen Jevons Lee), Financial Management 29, (Spring 2000): 40-52.
"Managerial Ownership, the Method of Payment for Acquisitions, and Executive Job Retention," (with William Ruland), Journal of Finance 53 (April 1998): 785-798.
Previous Employment Experience:
U.S. SEC, Office of Economics Analysis -- Accounting Academic Fellow -- 2003-2005
Emory University, Goizueta Business School -- Visiting Associate Professor -- 1999-2000
Awards, Honors, etc.:
Director of the Executive MS in Financial Statement Analysis and Securities Valuation
Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Accountancy
RF-CUNY Research Award, 1999-2009.
Nominated for 2002 Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Zicklin Fellowship in Accountancy, 1998-2002.
Recipient of 1998 Teaching Excellence Award, National Honor Fraternity Beta Alpha Psi.
Nominated for 1998 Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Ad-hoc reviewer for accounting and finance journals
Involvement with practice
Graduate and undergraduate courses, Executive Programs and Executive Training in U.S., Europe, and Asia